Carol Platt Liebau: Shifting the Burden

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shifting the Burden

With facts like these -- 49,000 questionable names on Texas' voter rolls -- shouldn't the burden be on those who oppose requiring identification at the polls?

After all, states like Georgia promised a panoply of measures (like waiving the fee for an ID and providing buses to roam the state and register eligible voters), but that wasn't enough to keep its ID requirement from being struck down.

With stories like the one in Texas, it seems that the greater danger is that the vote will be diluted by ineligible people participating than that an indigent, eligible voter won't be able to obtain an ID.

Oh, and by the way, that seems to be the judgment that the American people have made, as well -- as John Fund noted back in June, Americans overwhelming support the idea of requiring ID at the polls.

2 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

dems can't win on their ideas, they have to cheat in order to get elected!

7:38 AM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Carol, in 1960, questions asked about who voted for JFK/LBJ. Vote early vote and often if there is no ID.

5:44 PM  

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